100 Years of Times Square
I’ve spent the last hour or so mesmerized by Lilek’s vintage post card tour of Times Square since 1904. Gathering images of all the iterations of Broadway and Seventh Ave between West 42nd and 47th, its fascinating to see this tourist trap become the neon-coated New Year’s Eve party it is today…and decide whether its always owned that role in the city’s identity.
Start at the beginning at Lileks. If you wanna skip ahead, just change the letter/number combo…it goes up to 40.